[opendtv] Re: Digital TV: Brazil to Adopt Anything But the American System

Tom Barry wrote:

>Bob Miller wrote:
> > In the end all terrestrial broadcast DTV will be receivable portable and
> > mobile and fixed. All that survive that is. The battery problem will be
> > solved. Doesn't make sense to me to tailor your broadcast model to a
> > battery limitation. That is a short term model.
>
>Apart from a few decades of expensive lobbying, the only competitive 
>thing OTA broadcasting has going for it is that it is OVER-THE-AIR.  For 
>fixed receivers it can't really match the bandwidth of tethered optical 
>cable lines.  But it could be obviously much better at delivering all 
>kinds of info without wires to things that move.
>
>That much seems pretty obvious to me but it is still unclear whether it 
>will eventually be done by any of the current broadcasters.  They 
>instead seem to want to pretend to be fixed, along with fixed customers. 
>  This will of course not be work well once all homes are connected by 
>wires anyway.
>
>Maybe they think if they don't move nobody will notice them. ;-)
>
>- Tom
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Yes, be very still and no one will eat you. Sounds like a Bambi plot. 
But then the fire came.

There must be six new ways to deliver what the broadcasters do to fixed 
receivers. All new competitors to broadcasters. The mind blowing new 
market that I have been screaming about since 1999 is mobile and 
portable and I will never understand why broadcasters can not see what 
has seemed so obvious to me. And they could have owned it lock stock and 
barrel. It could have been all theirs. Crown Castle and Qualcomm would 
have thunk twice or thrice before entering the competition.

You DON"T give up fixed, you only ADD mobile and portable. What could 
possibly be wrong with that?????

Bob Miller


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>>Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
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>>>Bob Miller wrote:
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>>>>Do you think anything would be happening on channel
>>>>55 ala Qualcomm if they were limited to 8-VSB?
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>>>Do you think anything would come of it if it were limited to DVB-T?
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>>Yes I do. DVB-H is designed to deliver content to battery challenged 
>>devices. If channel 55 had been limited to DVB-T there would still be a 
>>mobile, portable broadcast service on it only it would be a better 
>>offering. Current ventures are hung up on the cell phone. They should be 
>>addressing all devices and ignoring the battery challenged devices. IMO.
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>>>The reality is, Bob, that in DVB-T countries, the DVB-H stream will most
>>>likely be sent on spectrum dedicated to mobile hand held devices, rather
>>>than being cannibalized from their DTT channels.
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>>>So in practice, no difference from here. Whether we offer DVB-H or
>>>MediaFLO, it will be spectrum dedicated to mobile handhelds here and
>>>there. Just watch and see.
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>>Initially as we see it will. Later we will see a demand for better 
>>content on larger screens mobile and portable. In other countries that 
>>will be easy since easy reception of DVB-T mobile will already be there. 
>>In Japan using ISDB-T both HD and cell phone content will be receivable 
>>portable and mobile.
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>>In the end all terrestrial broadcast DTV will be receivable portable and 
>>mobile and fixed. All that survive that is. The battery problem will be 
>>solved. Doesn't make sense to me to tailor your broadcast model to a 
>>battery limitation. That is a short term model.
>>
>>Bob Miller
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>>>Bert
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